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Charter School Information

Terrebonne Parish School District
2023 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2023-2024 School Year or Beyond

Forms and Information Needed for Submission of a Type 1 Charter School Proposal

In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the Terrebonne Parish School District is making public through our website, and in printed form upon request, the guidelines for submitting a charter proposal, all forms required for submission of a charter proposal, the timelines established for accepting and reviewing charter proposals, the process that will be used to review charter proposals submitted to the board, and the name and contact information for a primary point of contact for charter proposals.

  1. Charter School Application

    Applicants should complete the 2023-24 Common Charter School Application found here.

    The common application requires applicants to complete five sets of documents – a charter proposal written in response to the questions posed in the common application, a finances template, an eligibility form, background check forms, and an overview template. Links to the last four sets of documents are embedded within the common charter application.

  2. Charter School Process Schedule
    • September 5, 2023: Deadline by which local school boards must post application materials to their websites.

    • October 27, 2023: Charter applications are due to districts.

    • January 19, 2024: Deadline for districts to consider charter applications. If a district has not made a decision about a charter application by this point, that applicant group is eligible to appeal to BESE.

    • February 1, 2024: Report any charter entered into; the number of schools chartered; the status of those schools, and any recommendations relating to the charter RFA process to

    • Applicants should email the five required sets of documents to or
  3. Application Review Process

    All charter applications will be reviewed by an independent evaluator with educational, organizational, legal, and financial expertise.  Applicants will have the opportunity to provide to the evaluator a written response to the independent evaluation of their charter application before the evaluator provides a final recommendation to Terrebonne Parish School District.

  4. Charter School Contact Information

    Individuals or organizations with questions about the district's charter application process should contact:

    Sandra LaRose, Chief Academic Officer
    985.876.7400 Ext. 860229

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